Experience first hand a most exciting tour tasting the flavors of the famed culinary traditions of ancient and modern Mexico. Taste the local fresh produce and exciting flavors introduced by the Spanish Conquistadors that flourished in the convents and attest to the European Influence. Enjoy consistently the best culinary delights you ever enjoyed on a trip. Besides you will taste many new ingredients blended to perfection in the preparation of each delicious dish. All food is prepared from scratch right before your eyes.
Every meal we serve on board Yacht Sylvester as well as throughout our Historical Cultural Adventures is an authentic “Fiesta” of flavors and feelings. Mixing the delightful aroma of exotic spices blended to perfection in delicious dishes that we have rescued and developed through 15 years of sailing, surfing and exploring Banderas Bay and beyond. Sample culinary traditions of Jalisco and Nayarit we have gathered after a life cruising and traveling around the world. Enjoy a great combination of “Authentic Mexican” and “International Cuisine” spiced with California flair.
Experience first hand bird-watching and touring the birthplace of Mexico´s most ancient traditions like Tequila, Mariachis and the Archaeological sites of the ancient tribal groups. Discover the legandary Aztlan, explore the North Shore of Bahia de Banderas. Follow the path of the tribal group that led by one of their elders went on religious quest that lasted 210 years to settle in the Valley of Mexico becoming the mighty Aztec Empire that flourished in central Mexico before the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors.
Enjoy cruising Banderas Bay in style aboard a private yacht. Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, Punta de Mita, Yelapà, Quimixto, Las Animas, Mismaloya or get a first hand sailing experience aboard a crewed private yacht along the Pacific Coast of Mainland Mexico. Cruise "The Mexican Riviera" to Las Alamandas, Chamela, Tenacatita, Careyes Barra de Navidad and Manzanillo and a gourmet culinary cruise. Join us for a cooking tour with casual cooking instructions, as well as easy-going countryside walks and visits to luxurious private resorts.
On each culinary tour, you’re invited into local kitchens for casual cooking instructions (and, of course, a chance to savor the results). On any gourmet tour, we offer activities that appeal to traveling companions who are non-cooks as well. Rather than attending one cooking class in Puerto Vallarta, an afternoon cooking class in Punta de Mita or committing to a week-long cooking school, join our cooking tours for a well-rounded immersion in the local culture with easy-going walks, visits to sights of historic and scenic interest, and the full-time services of a local guide.
Our "Mexican Riviera" gourmet tour includes walks in thyme-scented countryside, past agave groves and farmland, through small town markets for local specialties that will be put to use in an afternoon cooking class. Mexico has a rich culinary history, 2nd richest after the Chinese who settled in Nayarit which we explore with tips from a local chef and cookbook author, meetings with farmers and artisans, and a cooking class Mexico -style in a private yacht
Your menu will reflect the input you give us before the trip as to your preferences, special diet restrictions, tastes and desires.